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The Secret Sharer

by Joseph Conrad & Peter Fudakowski

Atlantic. All its phases were familiar enough to me, every characteristic, all the alternatives which were likely to face me on the high seas-everything! except the novel responsibility of command. But I took...


The Virgin Spy: Stories: Stories

by Krista Bridge

From a young atheist who hopes to catch the goodness of the Christian boy she dates, to a girl who decides to have her first sexual experience with a much older man whom she finds both erotic and repellent,...


Collecting Feathers: tales from The Other Side

by Daniela I. Norris

Eleven tales from the beyond - for the heart, mind and soul.


A Careless Widow and Other Stories

by V.S. Pritchett

First published in 1989, here is England's leading man of letters-as old as the century-at the height of his powers, the incomparable V. S. Pritchett, whose brilliantly observed short stories have become classics...


Monday Lunch in Fairyland and Other Stories

by Angela Huth

This is a sparkling collection of short stories, dealing with love, loss and the tiny happenings that make up our everyday experience. Her most brilliant stories are about successful couples who own comfortable...


Another Kind of Cinderella and Other Stories

by Angela Huth

First published in 1996, this collection of stories tells of the ghost of a doomed romance haunting an Oxford undergraduate's idyllic summer affair; a tragedy of hopeless love and murderous frustration is played...


Bloodstock and Other Stories

by Margaret Irwin

First published in 1953, the first five stories in this collection are stories from Ireland, exploring the dark history of the country and the dogged optimism of its people.

The following four tales are of the...


In My Good Books

by V.S. Pritchett

In Mr. Pritchett's view, rules, regulations and blitzes have brought things to such a pass that the moment will come when only the reader "and the hundred best authors are left in the world and have somehow...


My Place in the Bazaar

by Alec Waugh

First published in 1961, this collection of Thirteen stories has been compiled as Alec Waugh looked back over his career as an author, and takes from his writing those which he feels are amongst his most personal...


Late Night on Watling Street

by Bill Naughton

In this collection of stories, Bill Naughton portrays a selection of characters, including truck drivers, Irish itinerants and lamp lighters, in his inimitable pithy style. While each tale can be enjoyed on...


No Love Lost

by Margery Allingham

Comprising of two short novellas, The Patient at Peacock's Hall and Safer than Love, No Love Lost is a thrilling work of suspense.

In The Patient at Peacock's Hall a young female doctor, struggling to save the...


A Pocketful of Rye

by Anthony Masters

First published in 1964, Anthony Masters’ early collection of short stories , A Pocketful of Rye, is preoccupied with problems of social marginalisation and inequality. With his typical sensitivity, Masters...


The Spanish Virgin

by V.S. Pritchett

A favourite collection of short stories from the revered V. S. Pritchett


Rattling to Ramsey: Isle of Man Short Stories

by Judith C Davis

Humour, character and dogged determination shine out from the characters in this mixed medley of short fiction set on the Isle of Man. Romantic, thought provoking and moving, this collection is a must for all...


Climbing to Cregneash: Isle of Man Short Stories

by Judith C Davis

Humour, character and dogged determination shine out from the characters in this mixed medley of short fiction set on the Isle of Man. Romantic, thought provoking and moving, this collection is a must for all...


In the Heart of the Heart of the Country: And Other Stories

by William H. Gass & Joanna Scott

First published in 1968, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country established William Gass as one of America’s finest and boldest writers of fiction, and nearly fifty years later, the book still stands as...


Ocean of Words: Stories

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1997

by Ha Jin

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award

The place is the chilly border between Russia and China. The time is the early 1970s when the two giants were poised on the brink of war. And the characters in this thrilling...


See You in Paradise

by J. Robert Lennon

The first substantial collection of short fiction from "a writer with enough electricity to light up the country" (Ann Patchett)

"I guess the things that scare you are the things that are almost normal," observes...


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

by Shelly Oria

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant...


Where We Are Now: Short Stories

by Carolyn Osborn

A collection of stories that Carolyn Osborn has developed over two decades, Where We Are Now is about a single family, the Moores. Marianne is the main narrator of these stories about her mother's family. In...